ELDORADO — Charlene Edmiston, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at the Schleicher County Nursing Home in Eldorado, Texas.
Charlene was born on July 15, 1923, to Charles and Frances Parks Mund in the Bailey Ranch Community of Schleicher County. Charlene was married to Orval N. Edmiston on April 18, 1942, in San Angelo, Texas. Granny was always first a wife, mother and grandmother. She devoted her entire life helping Orval with their ranch and also spent 31 years of her life as the sherriff's wife, performing the duties of after hours dispatcher and chief cook at the Schleicher County jail. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Eldorado, and an active member of the Hope Sunday School Class and the Senior Ambassadors.
GARDENDALE — "Joe" Jose Cervantes Cardona, 80, of Gardendale went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at Medical Center Hospital. He was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Sonora, Texas, to Jose and Juana Cardona.
He married Mary Dora Terrazas on Oct. 28, 1951, in Fort Stockton. He is a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Ector County Sheriff's Posse. He lived in Odessa for 54 years. He owned and operated Cardona Water Well Drilling Company. He had a very special gift of locating water with brass rods. He loved horses, gardening, singing and cooking. He was a loving father and grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Dora Cardona; and his son, Joe T. Cardona III; and sisters, Eva C. Cardona and Mary Pina of Eldorado.
SCHERTZ — Edwin Martin Jackson III (Trey) was born November 8, 1962 in Sonora, Texas and passed away February 11, 2009 at his home in Schertz, Texas at the age of 46.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Martin Jackson Jr.
Trey is survived by his loving wife Britta, daughter Meagan, and son Ryan; mother Shirley Jackson; two sisters, Sherwin Voss and husband John, and Cindy White and her husband Danny; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Rachel Kate Joiner, 21, unexpectedly joined the Lord along with her beloved brother Travis on March 6, 2009. She was born March 30, 1987 in San Angelo, Texas.
Rachel was a beautiful young lady with a happy spirit and glowing smile. She was full of life and always ready for the next adventure. She freely gave of her time, talents and money to those in her circle of life. She was comfortable being her own person and didn’t mind standing alone. Her joy was complete in her role as both big and little sister to the brothers she adored.
Rachel grew up in Eldorado, Texas. She loved life on the farm, especially the peace and solitude that country life offered. She loved and nurtured all the animals including pets, strays and wildlife. Cats were her favorite and she was always prepared for just one more.
As a little girl and into her elementary years she enjoyed dancing, dressing up for dance recitals, gymnastics, school and rides in the toy jeep with her big brother. Rachel was very close with both sets of grandparents. The time and love they gave her when she was young was returned to them as they grew older.